Mark Eitzel (American Music Club)

The Arches presents as part of Glasgay! 2011:

Mark Eitzel (American Music Club)

Mark Eitzel // Mike Nisbet

Fri 11 Nov 2011 | 7pm | £12.50 + bf

American Music Club singer Mark Eitzel comes to the Arches, Glasgow to play an intimate gig as part of a select UK tour on Fri 11th Nov, with support from Mike Nisbet.

Counted as one of the most powerful and unique voices in modern American songwriting, Eitzel’s haunting and evocative vocals and his original compositions have earned him widespread critical recognition, combining
the energy of punk, the pastoral beauty of folk and the melodrama of lounge music to build one of the most impressive and darkly poetic bodies of work in contemporary music.

First coming to prominence as lead singer/songwriter of San Francisco rock act American Music Club, the group released seven albums across 12 tumultuous years between 1982 and 1994 – most famously, United Kingdom, Everclear and Mercury. Brutally emotional and often bleak, the tracks wrestled with love, loss and melancholy as well as frequently slipping into Eitzel’s own struggles with alcohol addiction.

His solo career has seen him release 12 eclectic albums, from the neo-jazz of 60 Watt Silver Lining in 1996 to the warm pop of West, with Uncut claiming his most recent album Klamath to be his best yet.

Presented as part of the Glasgay! 2011 festival, this gig will be one of Mark’s first UK shows in over two years, and a genuinely rare opportunity to experience one of the most evocative voices in contemporary rock. For the full Glasgay! 2011 programme go to

Please enter through Midland Street